David Cumberbatch is a Partner at Apogee Equity Partners, a boutique private equity fund focused on the education technology and healthcare sectors, Mr. Cumberbatch is also a Senior Advisor to New Markets Ventures, and a member of the board of advisors for Village Capital. Mr. Cumberbatch served as the Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President at K12, Inc. from 2014 to 2016 where he focused on Ki2’s expansion into education technology solutions, including the acquisition of LTS. Mr. Cumberbatch also served as the Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of ACT Inc. (the leader in college and career readiness assessment in the US) from 2011 to 2014. At ACT, he re-positioned the ACT brand and collaborated on the development of the digital ACT test and the launch of ACT Aspire.
Mr. Cumberbatch has held leadership positions with the start-ups such as Imagitas, and Simpletuition. Prior to that, Mr. Cumberbatch played an instrumental role at Microsoft Corporation where his business development work was featured in Fortune magazine. Mr. Cumberbatch also served as a Brand Manager of Procter & Gamble in Europe, and Latin America. Mr. Cumberbatch earned a B.A. in Computing and Economics (Hons, First Class) from the University of Kent at Canterbury, and an MPhil in Management Studies from the University of Oxford where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.
He began his working life as an Assistant Teacher in the public school system of his native Trinidad and Tobago and remains passionate about the potential for technology to transform global education. He resides in the Washington DC metro area with his wife and two sons.